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U-Boot for the Freescale i.MX6q SabreLite board
This file contains information for the port of U-Boot to the Freescale
i.MX6q SabreLite board.
1. Boot source, boot from SD card
The recent mainline U-Boot for the Freescale i.MX6q SabreLite board supports
boot from SD card only. However, by default, the SabreLite
boards boot from the SPI NOR flash. These boards need to be reflashed with
a small SD card loader to support boot from SD card. This small SD card loader
will be flashed into the SPI NOR. The board will still boot from SPI NOR, but
the loader will in turn request the BootROM to load the U-Boot from SD card.
The SD card loader is available from
under a open-source 3-clause BSD license.
To update the SPI-NOR on the SabreLite board without the Freescale
manufacturing tool use the following procedure:
1. Write this SD card loader onto a large SD card using:
sudo dd if=iMX6DQ_SPI_to_uSDHC3.bin of=/dev/sXx
Note: Replace sXx with the device representing the SD card in your system.
Note: This writes SD card loader at address 0
2. Put this SD card into the slot for the large SD card (SD3 on the bottom of
the board). Make sure SW1 switch is at position "00", so that it can boot
from the fuses.
3. Power-up the SabreLite, press 'space' to enter command mode in the U-Boot
(the default one the board is shipped with, starting from the SPI NOR) and
enter the following commands:
MX6Q SABRELITE U-Boot > mmc dev 0
MX6Q SABRELITE U-Boot > mmc read 0x10800000 0 200
MX6Q SABRELITE U-Boot > sf probe
MX6Q SABRELITE U-Boot > sf erase 0 0x40000
MX6Q SABRELITE U-Boot > sf write 0x10800000 0 0x40000
4. done.
In case you somehow do not succeed with this procedure you will have to use
the Freescale manufacturing tool in order to reflash the SPI-NOR.
Note: The board now boots from full size SD3 on the bottom of the board. NOT
the micro SD4/BOOT slot on the top of the board. I.e. you have to use
full size SD cards.
This information is taken from
2. Build
To build U-Boot for the SabreLite board:
make mx6qsabrelite_config
To copy the resulting u-boot.imx to the SD card:
sudo dd if=u-boot.imx of=/dev/sXx bs=512 seek=2&&sudo sync
Note: Replace sXx with the device representing the SD card in your system.